Climate Justice Alliance is a national alliance advancing Just Transition strategies in communities across the US

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 68 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

Helping Expand What’s Possible: Southwest Workers Union

By Angela Adrar, Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance The first step towards any winning campaign is to define what victory looks like and to boldly dream of what does not exist—yet. The earliest days of Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) held the seeds of...

Black 2 Just Transition: A Recap

By the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC), CJA member Last weekend, East Michigan Environmental Action Council  (EMEAC) and the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA)  gathered over 80 folks for a historic gathering to assemble and train fellow black...

“When We Change How We Are Being, We Transform the Doing.”

By Angela Adrar, Executive Director of the Climate Justice Alliance Photo: North Carolina Climate Justice Summit, 2014 The power of the Climate Justice Alliance has always been our members and our desire to consult, envision creative solutions, and take action...

Environmental Justice Groups Launch the It Takes Roots Action Camp: From Roots to Resilience to Forge Solutions

On the 1 Year Anniversary of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Agreement Environmental Justice Groups Launch the It Takes Roots Action Camp: From Roots to Resilience to Forge Solutions. It Takes Roots and Ruckus Society hold intensive action camp to train frontline communities and those hardest hit by climate change on June 1st

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“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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